Miss Parloa's New Cook Book. A guide to marketing and cooking. Illustrated.

Boston: Dana Estes and Lauriat, 1881.

Octavo (19.2 x 13 cm.), 430, [18] pages. Rear blanks for recipes (not used). Illustrations in the text and with a color frontispiece. Bills of Fare. Index. FIRST EDITION (see Bitting); a specimen page book was issued In later editions, the subtitle became, "New Cook Book and Marketing Guide". A sample book with specimen pages was issued in advance of publication, with the title page appearing exactly as it does here with the 1881 date, and with an additional slug indicating the 1880 copyright. The New Cook Book was was written during the time Parloa was lecturing at the newly established Boston Cooking School, funded in 1879 by the Women’s Education Association. Not long after the book was published, she left Boston for New York, where she established Miss Parloa’s School of Cooking. While the Boston Cooking School had not been financially successful, her new school in New York made her a wealthy woman and launched her on a path to celebrity status, eventually to include numerous product endorsements. Text block shaken, but still sound. A bit of light soiling to the endpapers and edges of text block; some light soil to a few pages. In slightly edgeworn olive cloth, gilt- and black- titled and decorated. Overall, near very good. [Bitting 356; Cagle 594].

Price: $250.00